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Today's News

  • EHS bats show life despite loss

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors softball team played three games last week and showed significant improvement during the final game against Frankfort Thursday evening.

    The Warriors started the week with a 19-9 loss at home to Lloyd Memorial High School on March 21.

    The Warriors fell behind 3-0 in the first inning but came back for seven runs in the bottom of the second to lead by four runs.

    Lloyd broke the game open in the third and fourth innings with six runs in each inning.

  • Elite Eight or MMA?

    I hate to even attempt to analyze the games played this weekend in the NCAA tournament after my dismal performance in our Henry Hoopla contest, but I guess I’m still considered the resident expert so here goes.

    The Elite Eight was characterized by the sudden absence of referees in long stretches of those games. After a season of calling games closer and actually following through on the repeated attempts to move back to the free flowing game that college basketball used to be, the referees resorted to the old style of letting the teams hammer each other.

  • Hadden wins on GolfWeek Tour

    sports@hclocal.com

    Alex Hadden won his second tournament of the season in the Golfweek Tour event at Keene Run Country Club in Nicholasville March 19 and 20.

    Hadden shot a one-over 73 in the opening round to position himself in second place going into the second round. He shot three-over 75 on the second day to total a 148 and win by five strokes over Peyton Short of Greenwood, Ind., and Stephen Warren of Owensboro in the boys 13 and under division of the tour.

  • Henry County helps feed the hungry

    About 70 people, many of them members of Henry County High School’s Outreach Club, gathered Saturday morning at the school’s gym to pack food pouches for a regional program called Love the Hungry. Each food pouch, packed with rice, dried vegetables, soy and a package of micro nutrients, will provide six complete nutritional meals for malnourished children and adults in Central America, Haiti, West Africa and South Sudan. Most cartons of food pouches will find their way to orphanages or schools there.

  • EGGstravaganza!

    Over the weekend, several churches throughout the county hosted Easter egg hunts. At Eminence United Pentecostal Church, about 1,000 eggs were hidden for children to find on Saturday

  • House plan also funds local roads

    The road plan developed by the Kentucky House agrees on the same projects to fund in Henry County as the earlier proposal from Gov. Matt Bevin, though a few of the legislators’ line items are a bit lower.
    When Bevin released his version of the six-year road plan in February, it contained more than $24 million in funding for major improvements to Hwy. 146 between Pendleton and New Castle, as well as the widening of Hwy. 55 in Eminence.

  • Quarles speaks at Farm City

    Small family farms still dominate agriculture in Henry County and in Kentucky, said Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles at Monday’s Farm City Day gathering.
    At the event organized by the Eminence Rotary Club Monday, Quarles told the crowd of nearly 100 at the Henry County Extension Service Office he intends to educate more people about the importance of agriculture to Kentucky and its economy.

  • Henry County native wanted to bring Wood family home

    When a Pleasureville girl agreed to marry Norman Wood in Cincinnati, she made him promise to bring her back to Henry County one day.
    Wood, the owner of Norm’s Food World, described his wife Sally as the driving force behind the family moving to Eminence and setting up shop in a grocery store for nearly four decades.
    After returning from two years of military service in Korea and going to work for the A&P grocery chain in Louisville, Wood followed his brother to Cincinnati.

  • Long-time Eminence store to close its doors in April

    Norm’s Food World tried to reposition itself to better compete with dollar stores and dollar menus, but the retail landscape has changed during the Eminence grocery’s 38-year run, according to General Manager David Wood.
    The store established by Norman and Sally Wood fulfilled their dream to serve the community through a cutting-edge grocery, Wood said. During that time, Norm’s provided many youths with their first jobs, benefited from the work of many dedicated employees and supported local causes and needs.

  • Hemp farms to ramp up to 4,500 acres

    Kentucky is ramping up its industrial hemp pilot projects this year to build on the research of the past two years, positioning Kentucky to develop a robust research program, according to a news release from the Kentucky Agriculture Commisioner’s Office.